Human Trafficking: $32 Billion Industry Skyrockets In San Diego

Article author: 
Natasha Sweatte
Article publisher: 
San Diego 6
Article date: 
12 August 2014
Article category: 
National News
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Now a $32 billion dollar industry and one of the fastest growing crimes, human trafficking continues to expand in San Diego County.        

According to the District Attorney’s office, human trafficking cases have increased a whopping 600% in just the last five years ...

"We're finding that gangs choose sex trafficking to be their enterprise of choice when it comes to making money," said Sen. Block.
[Donald Stump, Executive Director at North County Lifeline] agrees the gang presence in San Diego, in addition to its close proximity to the border, are both underlying factors in the growth of human trafficking ...